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After a Year of Protests, India’s Modi Finally Nixes His Farm Laws

MIN READNov 19, 2021 | 22:45 GMT

Farmers in India celebrate on Nov. 19, 2021, after the government announced it was repealing the controversial agricultural reforms that sparked nearly a year of protests in the country.

Farmers in India celebrate on Nov. 19, 2021, after the government announced it was repealing the controversial agricultural reforms that sparked nearly a year of protests in the country.

(XAVIER GALIANA/AFP via Getty Images)

The Indian government’s move to repeal controversial farm laws may help Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shore up support ahead of key state elections. But if New Delhi doesn’t propose new reforms to replace those it revoked, India’s agriculture sector will continue to deteriorate and deter foreign investment. ...

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